Keeping an eye on one of Dorset’s most valuable resources, see all the latest tide times and coastal news.

Part of the new Swanage Downs nature reserve. Picture: Sustainable Swanage

New Swanage nature reserve set to be launched

A LAUNCH event for a newly-designated Swanage nature reserve will take place this month. Residents are being urged to drop…

Christchurch Harbour

Warning to boat owners after ‘suspicious activity’ in Christchurch

BOAT owners in Christchurch have been warned of ‘suspicious activity’ in the harbour. An alert has been sent out by…

Poole Harbour Commissioners

Poole Harbour waters safe to use after oil spill, say bosses

PEOPLE are being advised they can swim in waters around Poole Harbour – more than a week after an…

A high tide and rough seas

Tide tables and air pressure

By Nick Reed I thought I’d continue the theme of last month’s Purbeck Gazette article and continue to explore tides….

14,000 litres of Poole Harbour spill recovered as shellfish sales advice issued

AROUND 14,000 litres of an oil and water mix that leaked into Poole Harbour at the weekend has been…

Poole Harbour Commissioners

Poole Harbour oil spill: Climate group’s anger as clean-up begins

“AS long as we have fossil fuels being extracted we face these kinds of risks.” Those were the words of…

Conditions can change quickly along the Purbeck coastline Picture: NCI

Some resolution ideas from the NCI as we sail into 2023

I ALWAYS look forward to writing the January article as it makes me think of the coming year. With lengthening…

How ‘north’ has coincided in the Isle of Purbeck

A look back across 12 months of looking over Dorset coastline

As we come to the close of the year, it’s often time to reflect on what’s happened over the…

Whales on Purbeck Coast

Sea dog snapper makes the most of our unique coast

THE glorious Purbeck coastline features in a new coffee-table book from award-winning marine photographer, sailor and occasional Gazette contributor…